In the real world, there is no such thing as a typical addict. Never forget there’s a story behind each person falling prey to the demon rum or drugs or any other of the known vices. Once the benders blur together and substance abuse takes over someone’s life, the addiction becomes a social problem –….
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. – Support for those suffering from alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Families Anonymous – 12 Step support for families with relatives or loved ones who suffer from alcohol abuse or addiction.
LifeRing Secular Recovery – A community of people building lives free of drug or alcohol dependence.
Alateen – 12-step support for young people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Adult Children of Alcoholics – 12-step recovery for individuals who were raised by alcoholic parents or dysfunctional households.
Calix Society – Catholic alcoholics maintaining sobriety through AA.
Overcomer’s Outreach – Christ-centered 12-step support for those affected by addictions.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety – Mutual help for alcoholics who want to maintain sobriety without connecting recovery to any religious denomination.
Women for Sobriety – Support for women who are chemically dependent.
International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Support groups for lawyers who are recovering alcoholics.
International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous – Opportunity for doctors to find common solutions to alcohol addiction.
Mothers Against Drug Driving – Mothers with a mission to stop drunk driving and provide support for victims of violent crimes.
Recovery International – Provides weekly support groups that are peer-led for those suffering from emotional and mental conditions.
Anxiety & Depression Association of America – State-by-state listings of local support groups that help with anxiety and depression.
Panic Survivor – Support groups for people who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and social anxiety disorder as well as PTSD, OCD and other forms of anxiety.
Social Phobias Anonymous – 12-step support for those with social anxiety disorder, social phobia and similar problems.
Parents of Murdered Children – Social support nation-wide for parents who have lost children due to violence.
Twinless Twin – Support group for twins who have lost their brother or sister.
Heartbeat – Mutual support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Society of Military Widows – For military men and women who have lost a loved on in the uniformed services.
Grief Share – Biblical 12-week support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
GRASP – Grief Recovery After Substance Passing, a support group for parents and others who have lost a loved one to substance abuse.
Co-Dependents Anonymous – Support for families and loved ones who are co-dependent.
Changing Attitudes in Recovery – Self-help family sharing a commitment to healthy self esteem.
No More Mr. Nice Guide – Online support group for co-dependent individuals who are tired of constantly seeking approval from peers.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – Connecting people with support groups that aid in recovery from depression and mental illness.
PPMD Support – Postpartum mood disorder support group for women.
Depressed Anonymous – 12-step depression support for those who believe and hope they can feel better.
Narcotics Anonymous – 12-step support for the men and women suffering from addiction to drugs.
Cocaine Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from cocaine addiction.
Nar-Anon Family Groups – Support for the family and friends of those addicted to drugs.
Co-Anon Family Groups – Support for the family and friends of those using cocaine, crack and other drugs.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – Support groups for those in recovery from methamphetamine addiction.
National Family Partnership – Support, education and information for parents to address drug prevention.
Pills Anonymous – Self-help and self-supporting anonymous program for those in recovery from addiction to prescription medications.
Dual Recovery Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from more than one addiction or dual diagnosis such as substance abuse and a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Marijuana Anonymous World Services – Fellowship of men and women provided supportive care for one another while in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Food Addicts Anonymous – Support for men and women who are addicted to food.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders – Support for those suffering from anorexia and related disorders.
Eating Disorders Anonymous – Fellowship of men and women sharing experience, strength and support for eating disorder recovery.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – Support for food addicted men and women who are in recovery.
Something Fishy – Support for those seeking recovery from eating disorders.
National Organization for Males with Eating Disorders – Mutual support for men who suffer from eating disorders.
Gamblers Anonymous – 12-step fellowship of peers who share experiences, strengths and hope to recover from compulsive gambling.
Gam-Anon Family Groups – 12-step fellowship for the men and women who have husbands, wives or close relatives who are compulsive gamblers.
Bettors Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from gambling addiction or compulsive gambling.
S-Anon – 12-step group for people who have a friend or family member with a problem of sexual addiction.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous – Support for men and women who are sexually compulsive and ready to recover.
Sexaholics Anonymous – 12-step program of recovery for those who wish to stop sexually self-destructive behaviors.
I have found really interesting article in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography from 1991. The author, J. David Brown, is Assistant professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University who had struggled for 13 years with substance abuse problems, then he went to rehab and after then, he started to be a counselor himself. He uses the….
While Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has existed for more than 70 years, and is the most commonly sought source of help for alcohol-related problems in the United States, there is little “hard scientific evidence” showing that AA and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can improve substance-use outcomes. This study examined how helpful AA and NA may be for….
A new documentary looks at how people of different religions deal with the faith-based elements of Alcoholics Anonymous. Having been born in Akron, OH, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, filmmaker Josh Gippin was well acquainted with the organization. But it was only more recently, as he jumped into a documentary about AA entitled God As….
I had an interesting Blog Comment from Pavel Nepustil, a Czech republic NGO worker and PhD student, currently in Houston, USA, on a Fullbright Scholarship. Pavel came over to see us in Cardiff last year and we decided we would work together. He is one bright ‘cookie’ and very dedicated to this field. He got….
When I attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, I speak of my “experience, strength and hope.” As an alcoholic in recovery, I carry that message to others as part of the 12-step program I work in AA. This week, I listened to other voices, both younger and older, carry the message, too, from as near as….
Andrew used to be an alcoholic. He’s come a long way in his life. He’s the one person in my life who I can truly say lost it all, and has overcome. Andrew’s tale is both heart breaking and heart warming and I had to share it with all of you. Andrew, at what age….
Marilu Thornburgh’s outgoing personality has been built upon a survivor’s instinct. There was a time when her world was perilously close to collapse. A time when co-dependency and her subsequent descent into alcoholism prevailed. But Thornburgh did survive, she got help to overcome her problems and has been sober since the 1990s. Now she readily….
Alcoholism, like many addictions, is a disease of reinforcement. When you take drugs or alcohol, you feel better and when you stop drinking, you miss the feeling. By this same mechanism, the people you associate with can start to reinforce your drinking behavior. Even though, for many, alcoholism ends up being a disease of solitude….